Caledonia Spirits Now Available in New Hampshire!

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Barr Hill gin, Barr Hill vodka, and Tom Cat barrel aged gin are in selected state stores and are available to restaurants and bars across the Granite State.
For more information contact todd@caledoniaspirits.com

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“The Secret to One of the Country’s Best Gins? Bees.” by Christoper Hughes, Boston Magazine

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In the wide, dizzying terrain of craft gin, small-batch producers tend to put in inordinate amount of pride in the breadth and diversity of their product’s botanical anatomy. We’ve come a long way from streamlined London Drys like Tanqueray that focused on juniper and maybe one or two other defining herbs and spices. Now there are labels like Anchor Distilling’s Junipero with over a dozen “exotic botanicals” and Alexander Stein’s Monkey 47, an extreme case that utilizes 47 different plant … Continue reading

Live From the Hive: September 2015

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“Japanese Knotweed” by Annie Watson

We tend to impart some kind of moral value to plants, based on our own perspective: when we like them we say they are “good”, and when we don’t, we say they are “bad”. Invasive plants are considered “bad” because they can have harmful effects on native plant habitat. In fact, many invasive plants have beneficial qualities, many of which are medicinal. They are just plants, carried to a new place by humans.

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November Newsletter 2014

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Building a sustainable Caledonia Cooperage

We have gathered white oak in the Champlain Valley of Vermont to make barrels. Each log is over 100 years old and grows very slowly in this cool climate, the northern limit of the white oak. Because of the national barrel shortage, we started this project to make barrels, and this required a forester to find white oak, a sawyer to quarter saw the wood, and a cooper to make the barrels. This will allow … Continue reading